As I was sitting in the dusty, dingy lounge of a Jiffy Lube last week, I had an epiphany. In the plastic magazine rack, on the wall farthest from where I was sitting, I saw a copy of July’s Entrepreneur Magazine. Two weeks ago I never would have thought twice about picking up a “business” magazine, especially with a People Magazine just to my left, Prince George on the cover.
But I reached for it and started reading an article about Mike McQue – the founder of Flipboard. What impressed me the most was this:
MAKE WHAT YOU LOVE TO DO, AND WHAT YOU ARE GOOD AT DOING, LINE UP SO THEY PAY OUT FOR YOU.
Isn’t that what we all want? Don’t you want to get paid to do what you love?
I’ve always been really good at writing. I might not know perfect grammar and I might struggle with spelling anything over 3 syllables (without spellcheck or a dictionary), but I have a knack for articulation and sentence construction.
The big question is, how do I make it pay out for me?
That has been a question I have visited and revisited since I learned that I needed to get a job. I’m sure you’ve envisioned the same notion: how can I get paid to do what I love?
Do you have a desire to get out there and do something else, something more? Then I challenge you to entertain this question:
Can you make what you love to do, and what you are good at doing line up so that they pay out for you? Tell me about it. What have you done to create a relationship between the two?
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